Education Systems


Books, Articles & Other Literature

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success: The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
Click Here The Atlantic, December 29, 2011

Internet Links

Study Highlights Significant Benefits of Boston Public Schools Pre-K Program
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Michigan - Summary of Great Start Readiness Program Evaluation Findings 1995-2011
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Understanding the Mechanisms Through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes
Click Here American Economic Review, 2013, 103(6): 2052–2086
This paper uses longitudinal data on cognitive and personality skills from an experimental evaluation of the influential Perry Preschool program to analyze the channels through which the program boosted both male and female participant outcomes. Experimentally induced changes in personality skills explain a sizable portion of adult treatment effects.


Videos & Presentations

Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools
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The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Click Here, by Amanda Ripley